Erik Heldt Memorial Golf tournament has funded $112,000 in HHS scholarships
By staff writer
On Friday, May 25, over 100 golfers will tee off at the 7th annual Erik Heldt Memorial Golf Tournament at County Lake Golf Club in Warrenton.
The three-person scramble still has openings for this event, which is a shotgun start 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is $400 per team. Corporate sponsorship, which includes one three-person team, is $500, and you can sponsor a hole for $100. Golfers can sign-in at 10:30 a.m.
There is a complimentary lunch before tee-off, and golf prizes for all players. Cash prizes will be awarded for two flights. There’s a silent auction throughout the day, and the event will end with a steak dinner at Country Lake Golf Club.
There’s also prizes for a hole-in-one.
Non-golfing friends are invited to attend the post-tournament steak dinner for $20. For tournament information contact Mark Witthaus at (314) 210-7651, or Mike Winkelmann at (636) 980-6803.
Golfers can register their team on-line, pay in advance or simply make a donation the memorial golf scholarship fund at this website: www.erikheldtgolf.com.
In the past six years, 56 students from Hermann High School have been awarded $112,000 with the community support and money raised from this tournament. There were eight $2,000 scholarships awarded to Hermann High seniors.
The purpose of this tournament is to celebrate the life of Marine Lance Cpl. Erik R. Heldt, a Hermann High graduate who was killed in Iraq fighting the war on terror.